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Old 20.07.2018, 18:15
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A knife or axe attack just happened in (*fill in the blank*)

In Luebeck Germany, an attacker stabbed several persons in a bus. Apparently the attacker, a German citizen of supposedly Iranian origin has been apprehended.

http://www.ln-online.de/Lokales/Lueb...t-in-Kuecknitz
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Re: A knife or axe attack just happened in (*fill in the blank*)

I'm sure it is not terror but just an unfortunate accident with recreational axe swinging.
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Old 03.10.2019, 17:26
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Re: A knife or axe attack just happened in (*fill in the blank*)

Paris.

A knife-wielding employee has killed four fellow members of staff at police headquarters in the centre of the French capital, Paris.

https://www.bbc.com/news/49921145
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Re: A knife or axe attack just happened in (*fill in the blank*)

France: Nice, three dead, in a church. Others injured.

Is there anything at all one can do when the knife wielding attacker comes at you?

Without self defence training

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Old 29.10.2020, 13:41
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Is there anything at all one can do when the knife wielding attacker comes at you?
Shoot them.

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Re: A knife or axe attack just happened in (*fill in the blank*)

sure.

Unarmed.
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Re: A knife or axe attack just happened in (*fill in the blank*)

Thatís the problem. In the US there would be at least a small chance of somebody conceal carrying a weapon and shooting the bastard.
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Old 29.10.2020, 17:54
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Is there anything at all one can do when the knife wielding attacker comes at you?
If there's time, try to put a piece of furniture between you and him, for example, by diving under a table or running to the other side of a cupboard.
If you're running away, try not to run up the stairs (because you thereby become more and more trapped in the building) but out of the building.
If you can find your voice, sometimes it can distract or in the best case even frighten an attacker if you roar or growl very loudly, rather than cry or scream or beg for help.
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Old 29.10.2020, 18:11
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If there's time, try to put a piece of furniture between you and him, for example, by diving under a table or running to the other side of a cupboard.
If you're running away, try not to run up the stairs (because you thereby become more and more trapped in the building) but out of the building.
If you can find your voice, sometimes it can distract or in the best case even frighten an attacker if you roar or growl very loudly, rather than cry or scream or beg for help.
Is this from experience?
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Old 29.10.2020, 19:13
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Thatís the problem. In the US there would be at least a small chance of somebody conceal carrying a weapon and shooting the bastard.
Also in the US, too many people with guns use them to shoot up schools and concerts and people who have told them they have to wear a mask in the store. Not to mention all the idiots who allow their kids to be able to shoot themselves with their guns.

Three-year-old boy in Texas shoots and kills himself at his own birthday party
"Toddler found a pistol which had fallen from a relativeís pocket while family were playing cards"
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-b1316635.html
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Old 29.10.2020, 19:17
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sure.

Unarmed.
Then pull your own knife (I always carry at least one).

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If there's time, try to put a piece of furniture between you and him, for example, by diving under a table or running to the other side of a cupboard.
If you're running away, try not to run up the stairs (because you thereby become more and more trapped in the building) but out of the building.
If you can find your voice, sometimes it can distract or in the best case even frighten an attacker if you roar or growl very loudly, rather than cry or scream or beg for help.
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Is this from experience?
The furniture? No. No time.
The running away? Yes.
The roaring? Yes. Very effective.
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Old 29.10.2020, 19:29
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Is this from experience?
Sounds like the opening scene from "Scary Movie"
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Shoot them.

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Here is how you do it: Point your index finger at assailant as if it was a gun and make shooting sounds with your lips
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Sounds like the opening scene from "Scary Movie"
It wasn't a movie, and it was very scary.
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Then pull your own knife (I always carry at least one).

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We are in Switzerland, every Swiss has a knife!

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Terrorist attack in Lugano today at 14:00
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Terrorist attack in Lugano today at 14:00

This? https://twitter.com/fedpolCH/status/1331343782101602305
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Law needs to come hard on such people.

https://www.dw.com/en/swiss-authorit...ngs/a-55716622
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